Tag Archives: Academic Lobotomy

Why are Today’s Young So Juvenile?

Update: The fantasies of today’s young speak ill of their upbringing and education. Earlier generations took on responsibility at young ages. Benjamin Franklin left school and began his working career at age 10. His writing career began at age 12 … Continue reading

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The Great University Rip-Off

College is a place where young people go to binge, fornicate, receive an academic lobotomy, and become burdened by insurmountable debt — all in the quest for increasingly worthless diplomas. __ Al Fin Wage Advantage from College Diploma Shrinking Wages … Continue reading

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College Graduates . . . Unprepared for Reality . . . Prepared to Lead

…overprogrammed children engineered to the specifications of college admissions offices no longer experience the risks and challenges that breed maturity… Eric Posner Anyone who has been paying attention will not be surprised to discover that university students and graduates lack … Continue reading

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Breaking the Chokehold: Opening the Job Market to Competence

Higher Education is Broken …the traditional credential is rapidly losing relevance. The value of paper degrees lies in a common agreement to accept them as a proxy for competence and status, and that agreement is less rock solid than the … Continue reading

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Universities are Doomed, College is Revolting

… most schools just don’t do a very good job anymore. They are four year summer camps for kids who got trophies for showing up. Now, they get degrees for showing up. Gone are most course requirements and core curricula, … Continue reading

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